KR Group appoints Chief Digital Officer

5th April, 2018 - 9:59am

Key Retirement Group (KR Group), the leading specialist provider of financial solutions to the over 55’s, has appointed Dave Johnson as Chief Digital Officer.

Prior to joining KR Group, Dave was the Group Director for Digital Engineering at the Co-op Group where he led the creation of Co-op Digital Team and the delivery of the Co-op’s Award Winning Membership Platform.  He has also held senior technology roles across Asda and Lloyds Banking Group, focused on the retirement, investment and wealth management business.

As part of his new role, both the IT and Technology functions will report to Dave.  Working closely with his team, he will be responsible for building market-leading digital capabilities across the group which will help to enhance engagement with customers, advisers and partners.

Simon Thompson, CEO, Key Retirement Group, said:
“We are delighted to welcome Dave Johnson as Chief Digital Officer.  At Key, we are committed to ensuring that we can work with customers, advisers and partners is the most effective way possible.  The appointment is an invaluable step forward as we look to enhance our digital capabilities to grow our market position in what is fast becoming a very technical agile environment.”

Dave Johnson, Chief Digital Officer, Key Retirement Group, added:
“Following its sale to Partners Group in 2017, Key Retirement Group is at an extremely interesting and exciting point in its evolution as it focuses on growing its share of a rapidly developing market.   I look forward to working closely with Simon and the rest of the team as we develop the companies’ digital capabilities to ensure that it remains at the forefront of the sector.”

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About KR Group

  • Founded in 1998, KR Group is the leading specialist provider of financial solutions to the over 55’s.
  • Its companies include the UK’s leading equity release adviser, Key Retirement, specialist lender more2life, annuity provider Primetime and referral service Key Partnerships.
  • As a group, we are proud of our heritage – over 1 million people have come to Key Retirement for help with financial planning in retirement and more2life has helped homeowners access more than £1bn worth of equity.